The Greatest Movie Ever Sold trailerMarch 22, 2011
I’m not the world’s greatest Morgan Spurlock fan but his next doc sounds awfully interesting and like a lot of fun to me. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold explores the world of product placement, marketing and advertising in a movie fully financed through product placement from various brands, all of which are integrated transparently into the film.Variety calls it “a consistently amusing and not entirely vacuous stunt.”
From the press release:
While using brands in film promotion is not new for Hollywood, it certainly is new territory for the documentary format. Spurlock exploits the phenomenon to new heights, with everything from branded pizza boxes and in-flight film promotions to branded-everything in-film.
With humor and insight, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold unmasks the marketing process to bring audiences behind closed doors directly into the pitch meetings and marketing presentations which ultimately inform our everyday entertainment decisions. Sponsors were provided with brand category exclusivity. The brands that agreed to sponsor the film placed Spurlock front and center in their brand campaigns and advertisements, both on and off-line. Partners have the unique right to promote themselves in association with Spurlock and the film as “The Greatest.” The agreements also stipulate that Spurlock maintains creative control of the film’s content and final edit.
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is directed by Morgan Spurlock, written by Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, and produced by Spurlock, Chilnick and Abbie Hurewitz through Spurlock’s production company, Warrior Poets, along with Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu, who produced.